In 2019, the average monthly premium for a Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plan nationwide was $29 per month, and the median premium cost was $21 per month.1
It's important to note that these averages are weighted. Many Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (59 percent) pay no premium for their Medicare Advantage plan.2
You can use this guide to find out the average cost of Medicare Advantage plans in your state, and you can learn more about how a 2019 Medicare Advantage plan can help cover some of your health care costs.
As you can see in the chart below, the average cost of a Medicare Part C plan can vary significantly from one state to another.
In fact, plan prices and availability can vary by county or service area.
As noted above, the average costs listed below are weighted. Medicare Advantage plans in many areas feature $0 premiums, depending on where you live.
*Medicare Advantage plans are not sold in Alaska.
|State||Average Weighted Monthly Cost||Rank
from least expensive (1) to most expensive (50)
|District of Columbia||$57||42|
Learn more about Medicare Advantage plans in your state.
Several factors can affect the average cost of a Medicare Advantage plan, such as the benefits offered, where you live and the cost sharing requirements that the plan includes.
Premiums are just one of the costs that can be associated with Medicare Part C plans. Other costs, which can vary from one plan to another, can include:
When shopping for a Medicare Advantage plan, you may want to consider the types of health coverage you need and find a plan that matches what you’re looking for.
As mentioned above, Medicare Advantage plans can offer a range of benefits that may include some or all of the following:
Remember, not all plans offer these benefits. Benefits can vary widely by plan.
A licensed insurance agent can help you compare the average cost of Medicare Part C plans in your area.
They can also help you explore your plan options to find out whether your doctor accepts a Medicare Advantage plan in your area and if your prescription drugs are covered by a plan.
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